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A-Haunting We Will Go (1942)

 -  Comedy  -  7 August 1942 (USA)
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Stan and Ollie get involved with con men, crooks, a genial magician, and two interchangeable coffins with disastrous but funny results.

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Complete credited cast:
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Stan (as Laurel)
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Ollie (as Hardy)
Dante ...
Dante the Magician (as Dante the Magician)
Sheila Ryan ...
Margo
John Shelton ...
Tommy White
Don Costello ...
Doc Lake
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Frank Lucas
Edward Gargan ...
Police Lt. Foster
Addison Richards ...
Attorney Malcolm Kilgore
George Lynn ...
Darby Mason
James Bush ...
Lou Lubin ...
Dixie Beeler
Robert Emmett Keane ...
Parker
Richard Lane ...
Phillips
Willie Best ...
Waiter
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Storyline

The boys are recruited by a gang of thugs to get a coffin containing one of their far from dead colleagues to Dayton to try and get at an inheritance. After the coffin gets switched with the one Dante the Magician uses in his act, his stage show gets more than usually popular. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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7 August 1942 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dick und Doof als Geheimagenten beim FBI  »

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Dante the Magician (Dante) was hired for the movie after one of the writers saw him performing on a street corner in Los Angeles. See more »

Quotes

Oliver Hardy: [in reference to the con men they met on the train] Thank you! Two princes!
Stan Laurel: A pair of kings!
Parker: [referring to Stan and Ollie] A couple of jerks!
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References Wrong Again (1929) See more »

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Re-evaluation needed
9 September 1999 | by See all my reviews

Laurel and Hardy agree to transport a coffin containing a corpse. But after it becomes mixed up with a stage magician's coffin, Stan and Ollie end up as magician's assistants and find themselves entangled with gangsters who were smuggling one of their number in the coffin.

This is often unfairly dismissed as a turkey. It isn't one of L & H's greatest films, but it contains plenty of memorable points including a hilarious Indian rope trick as well as the duo being fooled into buying a 'money-making machine', Ollie hiding in a box which turns out to be a stage prop used in the 'death of 1000 cuts' trick. Dante the magician is an interesting character, the plot is well-written and there are some imaginate sets.

As I said, it's not one of L & H's best, but it's still a classic and certainly more than worth watching.

8 out of 10


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